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Welcome to Third Grade!

posted Jun 22, 2016, 5:45 AM by Diane McFarland

Dear Third Grade Students and Parents,                       June 22, 2016


I will be your third grade teacher and I welcome you to your new class! I’m excited to teach you so many new things!  We will do many fun activities and I think you’ll enjoy a lot of the topics that we’ll study. I’m excited for you to meet new friends. Feel free to check out my website for more third grade information.


I hope you have a nice summer and enjoy some different experiences. I plan to spend some time with family in Bar Harbor and in Exeter. I’m looking forward to having more time to read, visit with friends, and enjoy some nice hikes and bike rides. I’m taking up golfing too! We’ll see how that goes. I’ll look forward to hearing what you’ve been up to when I see you in August.


Some regression tends to happen over the summer so enjoy reading many books. If you don’t know all your addition and subtraction facts yet, you need to study them. Flashcards are still a great tool. Work on them bit by bit and you’ll find third grade math much easier.


On the first day of school, please bring:

l  an item to share that tells something about you  ~ 

a favorite  book, picture, souvenir or special item… 

l  lunch or lunch money for the week

l  healthy snack                                                

l  water bottle with your name on it

·       several sharp pencils

·       a small set of colored pencils

·       small pencil box – This one (5½x8½) works great for desks.

·       personal headphone in a labeled ziplock bag to use in computer lab. It will be returned at the end of the year.


Many students also like to have their own scissors (labeled),small quiet pencil sharpener, eraser, and glue stick, but I will have some available.                    

I look forward to seeing you Monday, August 29th.  I'll meet you in the cafeteria for the start of a great year! Enjoy your summer vacation.                                                                                                                                                                                     Sincerely, Mrs. McFarland